Digital Forensics Certified Linux Forensic Practitioner (CLFP)

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Digital Forensics
Certified Linux Forensic Practitioner (CLFP)
Specialist - level course

This specialist-level course is for experienced forensic investigators who want to acquire the knowledge and skills to navigate, identify, capture and examine data from Linux-based systems.  You will develop knowledge and skills to identify, collect, analyse and interpret data from Linux systems. 

How will I benefit?
On this course, you will:

  • Develop confidence when ​faced with a Linux system  
  • Learn effective techniques to identify and collect data from a Linux environment
  • Understand the data structures associated with the ‘ext’ file systems 
  • Develop knowledge and skills to examine and process data from a Linux system
  • Improve your ability to respond effectively to a wider range of forensic incidents
     

“Very good course, well paced and provided a good understanding of the Linux platform and analysis.”

CLFP Delegate

Huron Consulting 

"Very good course, instructor and facilities.  Very useful hands on course for those people entering into the world of Linux."

CLFP Delegate
Metropolitan Police Service

​For more information about this course, please see below

What will I learn?

  • Upon completion of the course you will have used a Linux System to:
  • Become familiar with both Linux GUI and command line environments
  • Demonstrate how Linux can be used for forensic imaging
  • Capture RAM and basic volatile data from a live Linux system (Note: this doesn’t include network discovery or traffic capture)

You will have used Windows based forensic software to:

  • Examine ext3 and ext4 file system structures
  • Identify core system information
  • Explore system log files for artefacts including; boots, logins and device connection
  • Examine user artefacts including; recent activity, thumbnails and printing

 

Who should attend?

Forensic practitioners, systems administrators and cyber investigators who want to extend their experience from Windows-based systems to the Linux environment.

For more information on this course, please email the Education team or contact us on +44(0)1763 285285

COURSE OVERVIEW
Linux is an increasingly popular operating system. This two-day
course will provide you with a practical understanding from a forensic
perspective of how to deal with a Linux system, and requires no previous Linux knowledge. This will be demonstrated and applied to reinforce understanding using both a Linux environment and Windows based forensic software.


THE SKILLS YOU WILL LEARN
Upon completion of the course you
will have used a Linux System to:

  • Become familiar with both Linux GUI and command line environments
  • Demonstrate how Linux can be used for forensic imaging
  • Capture RAM and basic volatile data from a live Linux system (Note: this doesn’t include network discovery or traffic capture).

You will have used Windows based
forensic software to::

  • Examine ext3 and ext4 file system structures
  • Identify core system information
  • Explore system log files for artefacts including; boots, logins and device connection
  • Examine user artefacts including; recent activity, thumbnails and printing

KEY BENEFITS
On this course, you will:

  • Develop confidence when faced with a Linux system
  • Learn effective techniques to identify and collect data from a Linux environment
  • Understand the data structures associated with the ‘ext’ file systems
  • Develop knowledge and skills to examine and process data from a Linux system
  • Improve your ability to respond effectively to a wider range of forensic incidents

WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Forensic practitioners, systems administrators and cyber investigators
who want to extend their experience from Window-based systems to the
Linux environment.

PREREQUISITES
Completion of the 7Safe CFIP course is highly recommended. Alternatively you will need an understanding of digital
forensic principles and practices. No Linux experience is necessary.

WHAT QUALIFICATION
WILL I RECEIVE?

Those delegates successfully passing the exam at the end of the course will be awarded 7Safe’s Certified Linux Forensic Practitioner (CLFP) qualification.

 

Syllabus 

1. What is Linux? Brief history, marketplace and distributions
2. Key differences between Windows and Linux forensics
3. Linux concepts: Devices and user privileges
4. Understanding disk and partition mounting
5. Linux partitions and core directories
6. The Linux Command line: navigation and utilities
7. Imaging using Linux tools and forensic distributions
8. Live RAM and other volatile data collection
9. Understanding ext file systems:
a) The evolution of the ext file
systems
b) Volumes and block groups
c) Directories, inodes and data
storage
d) Forensics: Evidence of file
deletion and problems with
data carving
10. Examination of a Linux system:
a) Identifying system information
b) File timestamps
c) Log files
d) Network and device connections
e) User accounts and passwords
f) Printing and Trash
g) User navigation, program
executions and file access
11. Introduction to memory analysis
12. Web-servers and log analysis
13. Cygwin and Windows sub-system
for Linux

 

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Start date Location / delivery
04 Nov 2019 Cambridge
16 Mar 2020 Cambridge
13 Jul 2020 Cambridge
16 Nov 2020 Cambridge

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